Greenport: Rotary honors locals, including student newly graduated from GHS

Daysman ‘Daisy’ Morris said he had a complaint about my column: I complain about the weather too much. So just for him, I’m not going to mention a word about the weather this week. However, Mr. Morris, I make no guarantees for next week!

There are some special moments that occur that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Such is the case with some of our Greenport Rotarians. Craig Richter was named Rotarian of the Year and fellow Rotarians Robert Van Cleef and Patrick Walden were given the prestigious honor of becoming Paul Harris Fellows.

Beth Richter, who just graduated from Greenport High School, thought she was at the induction of Rotary officers solely to sing the national anthem, But she got the surprise of her life: Beth was also named a Paul Harris Fellow — only the second student in Greenport Rotary history to receive this distinction. The first was exchange student Sabrina Buset, who spent the 1999-2000 school year in Greenport. Congratulations to you all!

Congratulations also to Brenden Kudlinski — son of Michael and Robin, grandson of former North Forkers Ted and Terry Kudlinski of Stuart, Fla., and great-grandson of Edie Kudlinski of Greenport. He traveled to Cooperstown, N.Y., to participate in the baseball playoffs for 13-year-olds with the Jupiter Diamondbacks, one of 106 competing teams from all over the nation. The Diamondbacks landed in the top 16 and Brenden placed fourth in a throwing contest as well. Next year, his brother Timothy hopes to follow in Brenden’s footsteps.

La Leche League of Greenport will hold a yard sale Saturday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at 421 Second St.

Also on July 9, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a chinese auction in the parish hall. Doors open at 11 a.m.  Admission is $5 per person, which includes six tickets. The drawings will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Attention Tiger Woods wannabes: It’s time to show the world how talented you are. The Porters Gridiron Parents will host their seventh annual Gridiron Golf Classic on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Island’s End. The cost is $175 per person, which includes a barbecue lunch, driving range, greens fees, golf cart, beverage cart, open bar, full buffet dinner and awards and prizes. The field is limited to 75 golfers and you must register by July 21 by contacting Barbara at 477-6114 or [email protected]

Adding another candle to their birthday cakes this week are Christian Davis on June 30; Kevin Urban, Liane Schoenstein, Brittany Bond and Jenna Loper on July 2; John Charters III and Russ Gagen on the 3rd; Karen Williamson, Joe Walters, Anthony Breese and Kimberly Gaud on the 4th; Chris Macomber, C.B. Brooks and Bill Claudio on the 5th; and Suzanne Hulse, Melanie Doroski and Macey Klipp on the 6th.

The happiest of anniversaries is wished for Pat and Jerry Urban, who celebrate 42 years of marriage on July 5.

The 4th of July holiday is right around the corner and with it comes an early deadline for all columnists. So please call me by June 30 with any information for next week, as I’ll be submitting my column that evening.